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              him, and on Merrill�s giving us a 
really interesting speech, involving parti-
culars of the state of affairs here, a 
dead-set was made upon the Celt, es-
pecially by little Shaw, when O�Gor-
man fell drunkenly sleep.   At about 
11, I left the party, all sober except the 
Irishman � two had left early in the 
evening.    O�Gorman was accommodated 
with a mattrass, on which, booted and 
breeched, he slept till morning.
  14.  Wednesday.   The great O, 
awaking about 7 presented him-
self upstairs to annoy Hills & Shaw, 
then abed, and subsequently brought 
up a bottle of bitters, of which they re-
fused to join him in partaking.      So 
he went down stairs, ordered the ne-
groes to prepare 6 eggs for his break-
fast, got 2, pocketted our Tobacco,
and cleared out by the back entrance.   
  Breakfast.     Out for a stroll with
Howell, visiting the 1st Metropolitan               
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